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  • denimdaze
  • Expert Waygook

    • 603

    • December 30, 2010, 04:46:58 pm
    • USA
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7540 on: March 30, 2018, 05:30:26 pm »
First afterschool class of the semester today.  I take my pc, but there is already a computer in the room.  I tell students to wait while I go get my usb and return my pc to the teachers' room. 

I return.  The pc does not work.  A teacher comes to tell me that it doesn't work in that room.  She finds me another room for the class.

I don't know if the teacher who assigned me to the first room knew about the computer not working. I can get things straightened out on Monday.

As long as I've been here, things like this shouldn't bother me.  But they still do.



  • Savant
  • The Legend

    • 2719

    • April 07, 2012, 11:35:31 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7541 on: March 30, 2018, 05:38:56 pm »
Yeah Korean door etiquette is f*cking shocking, slam the doors on the people behind for no apparent reason. How hard is it to hold it open as you walk through?  :undecided: Definitely with you on this one Fritz

Koreans havenít yet reached that evolutionary stage.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7542 on: March 30, 2018, 05:43:11 pm »
You left a fan on at night?
haha. that's true

to me this whole non-incident is totally korean

if this happened in england it would go

"you left the fan on last night btw, dickhead"
"ah. sorry. didn't know, you ballbag"
"it's ok, fookwit"

a few days ago i was "scolded" for not "tidying up" the classroom at the end of the day. turns out, there was a single pencil on the floor. this was a big deal for the teacher who used the classroom the next morning. who the hell cares? do these people have nothing more important to get bothered by?

Fixed it for authenticity.

It's a completely Korean non-event.  If you spend enough time with Koreans, you realise that it is exactly how they speak to each other about the smallest non-events.  To me, it is really abrasive and I'd never imagine picking up someone on something like that, but then again that's the culture.   A couple of Christmases ago, on Christmas Eve in my sister's house, someone left a gap in the snake house.  So it escaped into the living room.  After fifteen minutes we found it, without anyone being bollocked.  Could you imagine how that would go down in a Korean house?
it's true. i was trying to explain cultural stuff like this to a friend from the uk. he finally came to visit and before he left he did say "yeah...i get it now".

anyway, i figured it out. i met/was confronted by the woman who complained at the end of the day, turns out she's just an utter bitch. she was complaining again, this time that a single chair wasn't tucked in 1cm more, about non-existent dust on the floor, accusing me of changing the layout of the classroom (i didn't), yadda yadda.

well, i will out-petty her this year. being petty is what i do best ;)


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7543 on: March 30, 2018, 05:54:55 pm »
well, i will out-petty her this year. being petty is what i do best ;)

Create a log out of this for us to enjoy. You might be able to make a book out of it someday.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7544 on: April 02, 2018, 07:51:52 am »
It's that time of year again.



  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2186

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7545 on: April 02, 2018, 08:01:06 am »
i must have accidentally left a fan on low setting after i left the classroom last night.

there was just a 4 teacher meeting with the principal and the korean teacher who i teach with in my after school program to find out what happened. now i am, apparently, in "big trouble". err sorry guys, i'll pay the 50won electricity fee if that's what the problem is  :rolleyes:

You left a fan on at night?

You could've killed someone!
haha. that's true

to me this whole non-incident is totally korean

if this happened in england it would go

"you left the fan on last night btw"
"ah. sorry. didn't know"
"it's ok"

or, even more likely, it wouldn't have even come up.

a few days ago i was "scolded" for not "tidying up" the classroom at the end of the day. turns out, there was a single pencil on the floor. this was a big deal for the teacher who used the classroom the next morning. who the hell cares? do these people have nothing more important to get bothered by?

Damn, that's crazy. Whenever I try to clean the classroom after my class. I always just get told: "Oh, you don't have to worry about that."


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7546 on: April 02, 2018, 09:36:33 am »
You left a fan on at night?
haha. that's true

to me this whole non-incident is totally korean

if this happened in england it would go

"you left the fan on last night btw, dickhead"
"ah. sorry. didn't know, you ballbag"
"it's ok, fookwit"

a few days ago i was "scolded" for not "tidying up" the classroom at the end of the day. turns out, there was a single pencil on the floor. this was a big deal for the teacher who used the classroom the next morning. who the hell cares? do these people have nothing more important to get bothered by?

Fixed it for authenticity.

It's a completely Korean non-event.  If you spend enough time with Koreans, you realise that it is exactly how they speak to each other about the smallest non-events.  To me, it is really abrasive and I'd never imagine picking up someone on something like that, but then again that's the culture.   A couple of Christmases ago, on Christmas Eve in my sister's house, someone left a gap in the snake house.  So it escaped into the living room.  After fifteen minutes we found it, without anyone being bollocked.  Could you imagine how that would go down in a Korean house?
it's true. i was trying to explain cultural stuff like this to a friend from the uk. he finally came to visit and before he left he did say "yeah...i get it now".

anyway, i figured it out. i met/was confronted by the woman who complained at the end of the day, turns out she's just an utter bitch. she was complaining again, this time that a single chair wasn't tucked in 1cm more, about non-existent dust on the floor, accusing me of changing the layout of the classroom (i didn't), yadda yadda.

well, i will out-petty her this year. being petty is what i do best ;)

Go to Daiso. Buy a fake spider. Leave it on her chair.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4621

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7547 on: April 02, 2018, 10:19:08 am »
she's some admin woman, not even a teacher who teaches in the same class. so i really don't get what her beef is. just a classic jobsworth


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7548 on: April 02, 2018, 10:26:21 am »
I think I'd end up leaving a pencil in different places around the classroom. Stick a smiley face on it, too.



  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7549 on: April 02, 2018, 11:43:29 am »
Superglue a 500 Won coin to the floor.


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1071

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7550 on: April 02, 2018, 12:46:58 pm »
Cut her handbrake cable.
Soggy undergarments


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7298

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7551 on: April 02, 2018, 12:50:25 pm »
Leave a note on her desk.

아무도 너를 좋아하지 않아, 그들은 너를 그냥 용납해.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7552 on: April 02, 2018, 01:20:29 pm »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7553 on: April 02, 2018, 01:22:05 pm »
Cut her handbrake cable.

That escalated.

Yeah, that really wouldn't be an appropriate thing to do to somebody's brake lines.


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1071

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7554 on: April 02, 2018, 01:32:23 pm »
Cut her handbrake cable.

That escalated.

Yeah, that really wouldn't be an appropriate thing to do to somebody's brake lines.



Soggy undergarments


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7555 on: April 02, 2018, 01:43:24 pm »
Cut her handbrake cable.

That escalated.

Yeah, that really wouldn't be an appropriate thing to do to somebody's brake lines.
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That still doesn't justify your suggestion of removing her oil drain plug.


  • cracker
  • Veteran

    • 236

    • April 04, 2011, 12:20:11 pm
    • Gangwon-do
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7556 on: April 02, 2018, 01:51:13 pm »
Quote
it's true. i was trying to explain cultural stuff like this to a friend from the uk. he finally came to visit and before he left he did say "yeah...i get it now".

anyway, i figured it out. i met/was confronted by the woman who complained at the end of the day, turns out she's just an utter bitch. she was complaining again, this time that a single chair wasn't tucked in 1cm more, about non-existent dust on the floor, accusing me of changing the layout of the classroom (i didn't), yadda yadda.

well, i will out-petty her this year. being petty is what i do best ;)

'glitter class' for your final lesson  :smiley:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3up0BqyKvi8


  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 841

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7557 on: April 02, 2018, 02:40:08 pm »
Co-Teachers: Why weren't you at the curling event in the gym today?

Me: Nobody told me?

*Sigh*
The World Ends With You


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7298

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7558 on: April 02, 2018, 02:46:57 pm »
Co-Teachers: Why weren't you at the curling event in the gym today?

Me: Nobody told me?

*Sigh*

Ugh. This happened a few months ago.

I go into the lunch room and there are 12 paintings along the wall. All portraits.

 :-* (Spec ed teacher) Kevin, do you know which one I am?

 :police: Yeah, that's you.

 :-* Yeah. I painted it. Tell us who the other ones are!

 :police: Alright, that's X, that one is Y, that's................Q?

 :-* Yeah, very good.

 :police: Thanks. haha. You painted all of these? They're pretty good.

 :-* No............. all of us painted ourselves. (which would explain the vast discrepancy in art styles amongst the paintings haha) We all met last week after lunch in the extra classroom and had a self portrait lesson. You didn't come............... ......

 :police: Self portrait lesson?  :shocked:

 :-* Oh................. ................

 :police: NO ONE BLOODY TELLS ME ANYTHING.

 



  • JVPrice
  • Expert Waygook

    • 841

    • August 29, 2017, 10:26:13 am
    • Gimhae, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7559 on: April 02, 2018, 02:49:23 pm »
Co-Teachers: Why weren't you at the curling event in the gym today?

Me: Nobody told me?

*Sigh*

Ugh. This happened a few months ago.

I go into the lunch room and there are 12 paintings along the wall. All portraits.

 :-* (Spec ed teacher) Kevin, do you know which one I am?

 :police: Yeah, that's you.

 :-* Yeah. I painted it. Tell us who the other ones are!

 :police: Alright, that's X, that one is Y, that's................Q?

 :-* Yeah, very good.

 :police: Thanks. haha. You painted all of these? They're pretty good.

 :-* No............. all of us painted ourselves. (which would explain the vast discrepancy in art styles amongst the paintings haha) We all met last week after lunch in the extra classroom and had a self portrait lesson. You didn't come............... ......

 :police: Self portrait lesson?  :shocked:

 :-* Oh................. ................

 :police: NO ONE BLOODY TELLS ME ANYTHING.

It sure is nice to feel included. ESPECIALLY when it's not something English related...
The World Ends With You